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British & Irish Sweatshirt Vintage Rugby Zipper Navy

£69.95

The British & Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Vintage Rugby Zipper Navy is inspired by the history of the British Isles Rugby Lions tours. It features a crest inspired by the 1924 team.

The inaugural official tour of South Africa was in 1891 was organised by Joe Richards, a old boy of Leys School in Cambridge. He assembled twenty one players under the Captaincy of London Scottish player, Bill Maclagan. The squad mainly included players from both Oxford and Cambridge. Only nine of the twenty one had played international rugby and of these only five had played in the 1891 Four Nations Championship. These were William Bromet and William Mitchell for England. The Scotland Triple Crown winners were represented by Rob MacMillan, Paul Claus and William Wotherspoon.

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An Introduction to British & Irish Sweatshirt Vintage Rugby Zipper

The British & Irish Rugby Sweatshirt Vintage Rugby Zipper Navy. It is inspired by the history of the British Isles Rugby Lions tours. It features a crest inspired by the 1924 team.
Up to 1903, the British & Irish rugby teams had generally had the better of in their exchanges with teams in Australasia and Africa. The South Africa rugby tourists of 1903 were in for a rude awakening.
The Second Boer War came to an end on the 31st of May 1902. The battles between the British and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers had raged for almost three years and a rugby tour was seen as a way to reconcile the two warring parties.

The Springboks emerged from this Series as one of the Most Powerful Forces in World Rugby 

Mark Morrison led the British & Irish Rugby team. Also, it included a number of players who had been involved in the three-year conflict.  Jackie Powell who Captained South Africa in the second Test. He served in the Diamond Field Horse as a native of Griqualand. Other players included Griqualand Back Bertie Gibbs. He was present at the Siege of Kimberley. And Irish born Forward George Crampton. Crampton had gone to South Africa for the Mashonaland Rebellion in 1896. And he decided to settle there. Also, he fought in the Second Boer War.
1903 proved to be a watershed for South African rugby. The Springboks emerged as one of the most powerful forces in world rugby. They shocked the British & Irish tourists by defeating them in three-Tests. Plus two matches were drawn. No one expected it, least of all the British.

Manufacturing Features and Details

The Ellis Rugby British & Irish Sweatshirt Vintage Rugby Zipper Navy. It is made from 100% cotton with a fleece-lined inner. Also, it features a classic four nations badge embroider. In addition, it includes a tricolour rib collar and cuffs. Also, this garment includes a decorative woven label.

This Sweatshirt is available in sizes S – 5XL.

As well as the British & Irish Sweatshirt Vintage Rugby Zipper Navy. We also offer this style in Red. And our British & Irish Shirt Polo Heritage Shirt Red Navy or Ecru Navy.

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Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large, 5X Large

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